Bachelor of Arts

The Arts degree that will set you apart

Reimagine your future

Prepare to innovate and inspire with Macquarie's new Bachelor of Arts. Our customisable degree structures empower you to pursue both your passions and your career goals – however diverse or complementary they may be.

You'll be empowered to make the world your classroom through exchanges with our 200+ partner universities in 50+ countries while earning credit towards your degree.

On campus, you'll be part of a vibrant community in our Arts Precinct – one equipped with cutting edge facilities and tech thanks to leading industry partners, such as training in and access to the complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

Academic rigour and discipline depth

Make your degree relevant to the world around you. You can:

  • focus your study with your choice of almost 30 majors
  • combine your interests to create your own unique study experience - take two majors, a major and a minor, or double Arts with another degree
  • learn with world-leading researchers and teachers
  • build the research skills for further study in arts, humanities and social sciences
  • develop the technical skills in discipline-based research, analysis and communication that employers need

Award-winning degree

“Our reimagined Bachelor of Arts has already proved popular with students. Students have responded very positively to the new foundation and capstone units that focus on employability skills. It’s great that our innovative approach to employability has now also been acknowledged with this AFR award.”

Professor Panos Vlachopoulos
Deputy Dean Education & Employability, Faculty of Arts

Explore almost 30 Bachelor of Arts majors

Turn your passion into a career

Designed for career success

Our Arts degrees have been designed in consultation with industry leaders, including Deloitte, Hays and EY - so you can be confident you’ll get the skills you need to succeed in today's workplaces.

As well as gaining specialist knowledge in your core area of interest, your degree’s Foundation Units will see you develop strong essential skills including:

  • analysis
  • problem solving and critical thinking
  • data numeracy
  • digital communication
  • media literacy
  • video editing
  • intercultural awareness and communication

Graduate with work experience

You can get a head start on your career thanks to our award-winning Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program, which integrates real-world practical experience into your degree. PACE connects you to our 3000 partner organisations around Australia and overseas.

Diversify your resume

As you study, you'll create an e-portfolio to enrich your resume and showcase your work and achievements and the skills you've developed.

You'll also receive tailored advice from an e-portfolio expert and career adviser from the moment you commence your degree. They'll make sure you're on your way to impressing future employers!

What employers and students say

“Arts and Humanities graduates are in demand in our organisations as they are curious, inquisitive, innovative, passionate and ethical; they see the bigger, interconnected, holistic picture in order to solve problems, and are competent in dealing with different cultures and personalites.”

Talent Managers, Macquarie Bachelor of Arts employer roundtable (Nov 2018)

“Drawing on my anthropology studies, I have been able to make recommendations about how to introduce women and older people to [stockbroking] - traditionally a young man's role.

“Arts is not as rigid a learning structure as some other degrees. You are able to explore different avenues and learn techniques to apply to everyday life."

Gabriel Imbrailo, BA (Anthropology) 2018 graduate

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